Upper Mustang Trek - 19 Days

Trip Introduction
Upper Mustang TrekMustang trek is a popular destination for travelers, who would like to be very remote area and explores the ancient Monastery, more than thousand years of hundreds ruined cave and Himalayan mountain desert with local tribes domain with Tibetan society are the main attraction of this areas. Mustang region is located on the western Himalayan range and adjoining plateau of Tibetan border of the Nepal. Mustang is a rain shadow area and still has a Mustangi Raja (state king of the Mustang) only one state king of Nepal, fossils on the river bank another attraction for the travels.

Mustang trek start from the Pokhara a beautiful lake town of the western Nepal and crossing the Annapurna conservation area will get to Upper Mustang. Either fly to Jomsom or walk from the Beni will reach at entry point of upper Mustang called Kagbeni. We start our Mustang trek through the Holy river bank of Kaligandaki and follow the up stream to get to Lo-Mangthang, which is capital of the upper Mustang. On Mustang trek you may have chance to explore the thousand years of old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. You will have a great chance to accomplish the blessing from the King and the royal palace during the visit. The trek to Lo-Manthang is through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks make your trek wonderfully.

The Home Ministry of Nepal announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the department of immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment. The high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally referred to as "Upper Mustang" that has its own nominal king.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer from airport to hotel
Day 02: At leisure in Kathmandu, preparation for trek
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom, trek to Kagbeni 2810m
Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele 3030m
Day 06: Chele to Shyangmochen 3650m
Day 07: Shyangmochen to Geling 3440m
Day 08: Geling to Charang 3490m
Day 09: Charang to Lo Manthang 3730m
Day 10: Day in Lo Manthang
Day 11: Lo Manthang to Dhakmar
Day 12: Dhakmar to Yamda
Day 13: Yamda to Chhuksang
Day 14: Chhuksang to Muktinath 3800m
Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom 2713m
Day 16: Fly to Pokhara
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu, accommodation in Hotel
Day 18: At leisure in Kathmandu
Day 19: Transfer from hotel to airport, fly home

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